Snowstar Winter Park
Snowstar Winter Park is a ski area located in the state of Illinois in USA. The resort is in the town of Andalusia, IL.
Snowstar Winter Park is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Snowstar Winter Park. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Snowstar Winter Park's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Snowstar Winter Park around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Snowstar Winter Park Terrain Overview
Snowstar Winter Park has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Snowstar Winter Park is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 28 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 11 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Snowstar Winter Park's slopes see on average 40 inches (1.2 meters) of snowfall a year.
Snowstar Winter Park Elevation
Snowstar Winter Park has a summit elevation of 790 feet, or 241 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 528 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 262 feet (80 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Snowstar Winter Park has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Snowstar Winter Park Difficulty Level
53.6out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Snowstar Winter Park has 28 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Snowstar Winter Park is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 13% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 87%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Snowstar Winter Park good for beginners?
Snowstar Winter Park can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 87% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Snowstar Winter Park Location
Snowstar Winter Park is located in the state of Illinois, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Andalusia, IL.
Andalusia, IL 61232 USA
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Getting to Snowstar Winter Park
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snowstar Winter Park), its coordinates of 41.42500, -90.74600 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Andalusia, IL to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Snowstar Winter Park.
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||151 mi|
|Midway International Airport||MDW||Chicago, IL||157 mi|
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||180 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Snowstar Winter Park.
|Quad City International Airport||MLI||Moline, IL||12 mi|
|Southeast Iowa Regional Airport||BRL||Burlington, IA||49 mi|
|The Eastern Iowa Airport||CID||Cedar Rapids, IA||59 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snowstar Winter Park, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Snowstar Winter Park.
|Seven Oaks||Boone, IA||975 ft||33%||16 mi|
|Chestnut Mountain||Hanover, IL||1,040 ft||36%||65 mi|
|Snowstar||Creek, IL||790 ft||33%||89 mi|
|Villa Olivia||Deer Creek, IL||500 ft||22%||89 mi|
Snowstar Winter Park Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||790 ft|
|Base Elevation||528 ft|
|Vertical Drop||262 ft|
(13% Beginner, 20% Intermediate, 67% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||40 inches|